The volume of Greece’s retail sales grew by 7.3 pct in April this year. The official figures show that it was led by an increase in clothing, footwear and gift stores because of the Easter holidays.
In a report, the Hellenic Statistical Authority, shared that clothing/footwear stores recorded a 16.2 pct increase in retail sales turnover, followed by bookstores with 10 pct, food/tobacco with 9.8 pct, supermarkets with 8.0 pct, fuel/lubricants with 6.7 pct and department stores with 2.2 pct. However, sales of furniture/home appliances fell by 15.7 pct and pharmaceutical/cosmetics eased 5.8 pct.
According to the statistics service, the retail sales volume index rose by 7.3 pct in April, compared with April 2013 and was up 7.5 pct compared with March 2014. The retail sales turnover index (current prices) grew 3.9 pct in April from April 2013 and was up 8.6 pct from March 2014.